Independent Date and Time objects/ISO Dates

mkaply mozilla at
Tue May 15 14:31:14 PDT 2007

Lars T Hansen-2 wrote:

> Some minor discussion last year but nothing serious.  The Date object
> represents a time stamp in milliseconds relative to a known time, so
> really represents both date and time.  Why is this not adequate?

An ISO date does not need to contain a time. So how would an ISO only date
be parsed into a Date object and then output as the same date only item?
Right now if you give JS a date, it assumes a time. You need to be able to
pass in a date with no time, have it stored as a date only with no time and
then retrieve it as a date. ToLocaleString for instance on a date only
should produce just a date with no time.
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